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also. - don't let the bastards grind you down.
nobody commented on my phil survey.

what's up, people? am i not compelling enough?
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swolfe From: swolfe Date: June 12th, 2003 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
what kind of feedback are you looking for? it was interesting enough...but not a whole lot that the people who know you didn't already know...
swolfe From: swolfe Date: June 12th, 2003 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
oh, and if you're looking to interview someone else, you might as well do me :)
taumeson From: taumeson Date: June 13th, 2003 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)

yippee skippee!!

1. Love or money? Give a few thoughts on each and then prioritize. Justify your findings.

2. How has having a mother who suffers from manic depression made you the man you are today?

3. What were some of the highs and lows of being raised by your father?

4. Is it better for a leader to be loved or feared?

5. The American lifestyle is a whole different beast than a European lifestyle, as we found out firsthand. Americans are independent, but wasteful. Europeans are highly communable, but easily led astray. Americans are deluged with advertising...Europeans are mute. Is either lifestyle more meritorious? Is either more sustainable? Can they be reconciled in the long run?
elizpeebs From: elizpeebs Date: June 12th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)
i think you did a good job answering those questions. it seems like you put a lot of thought into them. i also have to give some congrats to phil for coming up with some good questions to give. if you get bored enough i'll be more than happy to answer some too :)
taumeson From: taumeson Date: June 13th, 2003 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
1. How have the tribulations you've gone through since high school made you the person you are today?

2. Compare and countrast the idea of "the south" with "the north" using your own experiences living in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, etc.

3. What are some of the toughest choices you've faced? How have you learned from them?

4. If you had a choice between being a nurse and a doctor, which would you choose? Who provides a greater service to the patient? Are malpractice lawsuits ruining healthcare in our country?

5. Do you find celebrities to be just like normal people, or to be a bit full of themselves? Provide examples from your own experience.
elizpeebs From: elizpeebs Date: June 13th, 2003 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)


great questions!!! i have to thank tara for bringing up the idea to ask these kinds of questions. i do think you will get to know more about the way our minds work. i want to put a lot of thought into these questions. give me a day or two and you'll have my true answers ;)
dravenfrost From: dravenfrost Date: June 12th, 2003 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I've noticed that posting real things, as opposed to a list of what you had for breakfast and the new shoes you are considering buying, generally meets with little to no response from the Livejournal community as people tend to get uncomfortable when personal information is being divulged.
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qed From: qed Date: June 17th, 2003 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I think personal information like that isn't necessarily a good conversation starter. It's interesting to read, but kind of hard to have a conversation about. "Listening to other people talk about themselves" isn't an interest for most LiveJournal users, or most people in real life for that matter. People are interested in personal information about their close friends, and guys will generally put up with girls talking about themselves, but people who spend a lot of time talking about themselves are usually boring.
innocentbastard From: innocentbastard Date: June 12th, 2003 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so behind on my reading right now. But I haven't seen anything about these surveys.
christy_p From: christy_p Date: June 12th, 2003 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll take some questions too.

you're gonna be busy!!!! (sang to the kid "song" tune of nana nana boo boo)
taumeson From: taumeson Date: June 13th, 2003 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
1. Do you think you are a better person for being a late bloomer? In what fashion do you differ from women who weren't?

2. Having been married to a pastor for almost a decade, can you describe what traits make for a good "shepherd of the flock", and which detract?

3. How important is it to be thin in modern society? What means are acceptable in achieving a thin body, and what goes too far? Anorexia is coming back as a "lifestyle", instead of a "disorder". Would you think that's a fair distinction?

4. Judaism, along with most protestant religions, allow for their pastors/rabbis to get married and raise families. This contrasts sharply with the Catholic and Buddhist ideas of celibate monks, nuns, and priests. Considering the amount of time devoted to worship and study, is either practice better suited to religious devotees? Are religions that allow marriage able to have a better understanding of their flock because of it?

5. Compare and contrast the negative stereotypes of a Texan with the reality. Do the negative stereotypes have any seeds of truth? Are the ideals of many Texans considered old-fashioned, and if so, do they have a place in society? If so, why? and If not, what can we do to educate Texans about that fact?
christy_p From: christy_p Date: June 13th, 2003 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
ok....all answered.
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